Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Mobile Commerce News Weekly - Week of July 18, 2011

The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market size and market trend information.

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The total value of mobile payments for digital and physical goods, money transfers and NFC transactions will reach $670 billion by 2015, according to a new study from Juniper Research.  Read Original Content

PayPal last week unveiled a new peer-to-peer payment functionality that allows Android users to pay each other by tapping two near field communication-enabled devices together.  Read Original Content

According to Research and Markets the global NFC payment market is expected to grow at an annual growth rate of 68 percent between 2010 and 2014.  Read Original Content

Weyrich Enterprises has released a mobile app that allows smartphone owners to easily shop and browse through over 300 retail clothing brands on smartphones.  Read Original Content

In the past fourteen months 2.5 million Canadians have downloaded mobile banking applications to their smartphones according Solutions Research Group.  Read Original Content

A study by Mobile Entertainment Forum has found that more than nine out of ten Britons use their mobile phones to either research or make new purchases.  Read Original Content

Pyxis Mobile provides an agile, powerful, and secure mobile enterprise application platform.  It enables rapid cross-platform application development, unlimited data integration, enterprise-grade security, and the unique ability to change and update applications in real time.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Pyxis Mobile, http://pyxismobile.com/

Acceller, Inc. has released a location-based mobile app that allows users to view local prices on a variety of home services such as cable TV, high-speed internet and home phone providers.  Read Original Content

A survey conducted by MEF concludes that mobile commerce is becoming more popular. The survey reveals that 91 percent of UK participants use mobile phones for purchases online and 79 percent of Brazil participants make mobile purchases.  Read Original Content

An RNCOS study has found that the growing number of smartphones has caused the location based services market to grow at an annual rate of 40 percent.  Read Original Content

Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, the country’s largest lender by revenue, has signed a deal for IBM to build a platform to deliver electronic mobile banking services in an attempt to expand business throughout the country.  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile and M2M Industry Analyst, SAP Mentor Volunteer
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Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.